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. don, so if a tsunami was generated here, we will know rather shortly how bad, how big and whether it has arrived on the coast in just a few minutes here. and we'll keep you posted. >> we all remember what happened back on march 11th, it was the earthquake and then the tsunami that damaged so much of japan and the nuclear power plant. it was evacuated for a time earlier. we're hearing now the workers had been let back in. do you have information on that? >> that's the thing. we've had these 7.0s where we have the big scare. a lot of folks not knowing when you feel the earthquake, you really aren't sure if it's a 7.0, is it an 8.0? the folks in and around the plant will take the precautions and evacuate. if we're getting word they're letting them back in, i think we are looking pretty good here along the coast. >> ivan, stay on top of that for us. as he was speaking, we did see video coming from nhk there in japan. we want to go now to dale grant with the usgs. he joins us now from golden, california tonight. listen, sir, as we look at this video and you see the shaking there and yo
ivan cabrera saying that this is an aftershock from the march 11th quake. this is a big hit even though. >> yes. this actually is one -- well, it is the largest aftershock since the 9.0, and there were a few 7.0s at that time, but since that time, this is the biggest quake that has occurred in the aftershock zone. it has been felt all of the way north in aomori to south of tokyo and it is widely felt. >> so, listen, you are in golden, colorado, tonight, and as we watch the possibility of a tsunami, there was a warning there, and we saw what happened when on march 11th, when there was an earthquake and all of the sudden, this wall of water slams into the coast of japan and took out so much, so many cities there. when might we know if or the possibility of something happening from this not that severe, but when might we know something? >> actually, since tsunamis travel at 450 miles an hour, if one would have occurred, it would have already been known by now. >> okay. so, as we look at this though, and all of the buildings there that are really still damaged and all of the infrastructure,
'm don lemon. we'll start with breaking news tonight. we're starting with two big news stories. the first one, a roadblock tonight in negotiations over the nation's debt. the president and the house speaker both making statements in just the past hour. we're going to tell you what they said. also an earthquake, a powerful one has hit japan. a tsunami warning has been issued and that's where we're going to start right now. the japanese coast that has just hit the hardest by the earthquake earlier this year is under a tsunami warning at this hour. it is a magnitude 67 quake. it struck off the coast just about an hour ago felt as far as away as tokyo. we're going to join to our meet yolgs vimpb ca brar. is this an aftershock? >> absolutely. it's a 7.0. this is an automatic thing that they do here in japan. when you get a 7.0, approximately 100 miles east of the coast, it was strong enough or it could trigger an earthquake in the united states. we think of it assay you have a tornado warning as a result of a doppler indicated cell. we don't know if the tornado is on the ground. same thing her
temperature. and when you pile on the humidity, it's a huge difference maker. the big question people have is, when is this going to end? when can we expect some relief? the changes are going to come. we're going to see a lot of the temperatures begin to revert back to where they should be this time of year, into the 70s, the 80s, and some places in the 90s. but that's going to feel better than what you're going to get today. 99 will be your high, expected in new york today. 98 in boston. 102 in our nation's capital. 90s in chicago, back into kansas city, 100 in dallas. and the heat continues into the front range of rockies, the central rockies, and even back to the great basin. the big changes we're going to see, from the highs in the 100s and upper 90s, will come from the big dome of high pressure we've had, that's been over at least half the nation. we'll see this big ridge begin to break down. and when it breaks down, it will create a void, and then a frontal boundary will replace it. it's not going to be frigid, but it will take an edge off that heat in places like boston, chicago, and p
, no. now's the time to go big. get thing done for good. here he was, the president just this morning. >> i will not sign a 30 day or a 60 day or a 90-day extension. that's not an septemberabaccept approach. if it's hard now, how are the guys going to be thinking six months from now in the middle of an election season when they're all up. it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. we might as well do it now. pull off the band aid, eat our peas. now's the time to do it. if not now, when? >> brianna at the white house. bring us up to date. are the high stakes talks happening right this very second? >> as we understand it, brooke, these meetings continue here at the white house. president obama with top democrats and republicans in congress. you heard the tone that the president was striking there, like a parent trying to get two kids to share. he's been saying he's bending over backwards, giving up a lot and republicans are not. of course, that is his side of the story. if you were to think of him, he has a favorite child in all of this, right? the democrats. that's his par
to bring in white house correspondent, and from cnn money. go big or go home. what is the republican push back? >> reporter: we're going to be finding out very shortly because house speaker john boehner will take to the cameras at 1:30 eastern essentially in the rebuttal to the news conference from the president earlier today. but the push back for republicans has been tax increases. you have republicans who have insisted on no tax increases, and democrats that insisted if there will be spending cuts, to achieve trillions of dollars in deficit savings. they don't want to abandon -- if there are going to be cuts to programs that are huge, they want to be able to say we pushed for sacrifices from wealthy americans and corporations. they are trying to strike kind of a just right agreement. because on one hand, you have a lot of republicans, and many of them who were swept into power in the last election saying we're going to cut spending and make government smaller, so the idea of tax increases, and certainly this is something a lot of them literally pledged they will not do, randi, it would
enough to get a compromise and to get it through both houses. that remains a big question this afternoon, and -- and it doesn't seem like we've got a clear answer on really where that goes yet. >> all right. let's get out of the beltway for a second here, kate, because we've got a poll today showing 62% of americans now favor raising the debt ceiling one way or another, either with or without debt reduction. got a block of senate republicans accepting higher revenues, ie taxes, as part of tax reduction. are these holdout house republicans becoming more isolated, and are they begin to feel the heat to compromise here? >> reporter: it's hard to say. we've talked to some very conservative republicans about that, and they stand very firmly in their belief that they do not think this a tax increase should be part of any debt deal because they don't think that it's good for the economy, and they say many of them were elected in 2010 really basically on this point, that they need to get the country's fiscal house in order and not continue spending, spending, spending, that they should be reduci
on that in just a moment. i wish i could say there's big news about the debt ceiling talks. i can't tell you that. there's more drama than dealing going on in d.c. right now. a fifth round of talks is set for today. but yesterday didn't go so well. house republicans called for a short-term extension and house majority leader eric cantor says this is what the president said in response. quote, don't call my bluff, eric. and then he walked out a few minutes later. president obama said all along he'd veto any short-term measure. ed administration says failure to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by august 2nd could trigger a partial default on the part of the united states. thanks to that debt ceiling issue and the possibility of default you're on notice. i'm on notice. everyone from maine to san diego is on in. moody's investor services, the debt rating agency plans to review the nation's aaa bond rating and might downgrade it from stable to negative. standard & poors has the u.s. bond rating under review. let's talk about foreclosures for a second. realty track, the company that tracks the for
this isn't the end, this is the beginning of a new chapter, but the big question remains is what does the next chapter entail? talking up live here from the kennedy space center over the next couple of hours, a special guest including bob crippen, the first of two astronauts to fly up on sts 1 back in 1981. we'll talk to him of what happened then and what he thinks of this whole 30-year era and his thoughts on what's next. also, the man who built the engine of this current rocket, of the current space shuttle "atlantis," and he has some reservations about sort of the nebulous -- the nebulous outlook for manned space flight. a lot more coming at you. just heard the rain picking up again, and if we hear anything more about that possible lightning strike near that launchpad, which is just about three miles over my shoulder, we'll bring it to you live. edie, back knew you in atlanta. >> not what they want to hear or see out there. we'll join you again in a few minutes. >>> now a scandal that's worthy of tabloid headlines itself. journalists working for "news of the world," one of the bigg
no choice but to default on some big bills, the ceo of walmart told congress today the squabbling here in washington could have a huge negative impact nationwide on an all fragile recovery. >> a default and the ripple effect i think would be impactful and representing our consumers, we think that that would be very, very difficult for the american economy to withstand at this point in time in our history. >> that's here at home. >>> then there are global worries. concerns that a default or even a close call here could rattle international markets and international economies like that domino effect back after the big wall street meltdown a few years ago. >> the united states is the largest economy in the world, one that matters, one that has spillover effects, not just around the borders, but on a complete basis, globally. >> so, the stakes, they're obvious. the path to the solution, however, not nearly as clear. >> is it today, is it tomorrow, is it friday? magic things can happen here in congress in a very short period of time under the right circumstances. >> now, by "right circumsta
and hang seng closed down. let's go to kristie lu stout. what's the big headline this morning, kristie it's all a ar w rows down. the yen soon as a safe haven continues to rise. meanwhile stocks in europe are also dae cleaning. europe is battling its own debt crisis. moody's has placed spain's government bonds on a downgrachltd government pressures and weak growth were behind that decision. ali, back to you in new york. >> kristie, we always worry when we get into a weekend and we have a deadline and we don't have a deal here that that's going to start touching asian markets more quickly than it's going to touch u.s. markets on monday. what's the reaction to the u.s. not having a deal so far? >> let's look a at the political reaction out of china, the largest foreign holder. chinese leaders, the they're not just worried. they're angry. stephen roach, of morgan stanley, he's been telling cnn that chinese leaders are appalled and that they think that america's behavior could create havoc in the global economy. meanwhile the news agency shing wa released a statement says, quote, the well bei
aren't paying as much attention to it, but it has big news over in the uk. hugh grant among a lot of people who say their phones were hacked by journalists. richard, you talked to him, what did he say? >> reporter: it's interesting, you say. the scandal is large, it's growing. the british government today said that there would be a public inquiry when the police are finished investigating. rupert murdoch, who owns the newspaper, by the way, it's this newspaper we're talking about, it's call "the news of the world," the normal rumor and gossip all dressed up with scantily clad ladies. when they started wholesale hacking of voice mail, it went into a different league. particularly, it was celebrities, it was stars, and now it's being dead murdered girl's voice mails and the patient parents of bomb victims and the like. when i talked to hugh earlier today, he said it's time to stop, it's time to say these newspapers, enough is enough. >> well, it began with just personal grievance, because i was a victim of phone hacking. and then i had this extraordinary piece of luck, where i ran i
casey anthony, big day. she's getting out of jail on sunday. will you be doing some commentary this weekend? or are you taking this weekend off? >> i may very well, but certainly i'll be talking about it on monday morning. >> have a good weekend, whatever you might end up doing. good to see you as always. thank you so much for being here with me in the cnn news room. i of course will be with you tomorrow and sunday. >>> the president said he's willing to think small if he has to in order to break the stalemate over raising the debt limit. also new apologies from media mogul rupert murdoch. he met with the family of a murdered teenager whose phone was hacked by his now defunct tabloid. there are fast-moving developments in this scandal. it's ungulfing his entire news empire. and as casey anthony prepares to get out of jail on sunday, will she shun the media spotlight or will she try to capitalize on her supposed fame? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> president obama back at the bully pulpit for the second time this week to make sure ameripay bill. he went bef
big development. this is the first member of the key negotiators in these debt talks has come out publicly to say he is on board. this coming from senate majority leader harry reid. the top democrat in the senate. a statement we just received from his office says senator reid has signed off on the debt ceiling agreement pending caucus approval. of course, pending caucus approval means pending -- getting the same sign-off from his fellow democrats. that, of course, leads me to believe he will probably be having a caucus meeting or at least some kind of conference call with his members at some point soon to discuss this with them. but this is a major development. because as we know, we were just talking yesterday, this is the same man who came back from a meeting at the white house with the president, seeming very pessimistic about the prospects of a deal. today we heard him speak cautiously optimistic as he said. now we have for the first time one of the key negotiators publicly coming out to say that he has signed on to these -- to the debt ceiling agreement. of course, we need to
's take a look at the big drop on wall street today. the dow closing down 198 points. about 1.5%. the nasdaq slipped 2.6%. the s&p 2%. another drop on wall street. mounting debt crisis could end up lowering the country's signature credit rating for the first time in decades. ahead, we'll lay out the severe consequences of such a move and why some say politicians here in washington are right now playing with fire. and not everyone thinks the country is approaching armageddon. why some lawmakers in congress are taking a hard line on raising the debt ceiling. stay with us. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "stitch" together a better deal. that's a hint, antoine. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices hotels and airlines won't let expedia show separately. book it. major wow factor! where you book matters. expedia. ♪ you are my sunshine ♪ my only sunshine ♪ you makes me happy ♪ when skies are grey ♪ you'll never know, dear ♪ how much i love you ♪ p
feeling. >> i can't wait to see you in new york. start that race together and give you a big hug at the finish line. >> sounds good. can't wait to see you. >> if you want to follow along with me or any members of the six-pack, logon to cnn.com/sanjay. thanks for being with us this morning. time now to get you back into the cnn newsroom for a check of our big stories. >>> this from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your saturday morning, k a.m. eastern time and i'm t.j. holmes. two developing stories. first the president summoning congressional leaders back to the white house for a saturday morning conference. this comes the day after the house speaker, john boehner walked out on debt talks. the president calling them right back. >>> also the developing story out of norway where at least 91 people have been killed in two separate attacks in norway. police there say these two attacks are, in fact, linked. still a developing story. we'll have the very latest for you live in just a moment. we need to begin in washington, d.c. with that looming deadline on the nation's debt.
. that is going to be a big hot topic of political conversation well. eric cantor and john boehner and people issuing press releases the president needs to do more and shows a failure of leadership at the white house. see what the white house has to say later about it. >> the unemployment rate tick up slightly to 9.2%. >> that's going to do it for us. >>> "cnn newsroom" begins right now with kyra phillips. >>> christine, don't go far. we are talking about the disappointing news on the jobs front. >> i won't. >>> labor department reporting only 18,000 jobs were added in june. that is much worse than economists readdicted. of course, those live pictures we can't get enough of. the shuttle is fueled and the crew is suited up but the weather could still cancel today's historic law firm. we are live at kennedy space center hoping that it will take off in time. >>> an arrest in the huge hacking scandal in britain. the news that the world's former editor and the prime minister's former aide. >>> like we told you, we want to start with the jobless numbers. our christine romans, once again, back with
a big, cold bucket of water. another one said that this is like we're waiting for job growth to take off and instead we are sitting grounded in the terminal month after month waiting for our flight. what's your reaction to this disappointing jobs report? >> the terminal one is a depressing thought. it's an awful jobs report. it's just awful. i was certainly expecting at least to get enough jobs to sort of keep us moving a little bit. unfortunately this is what happens after a deep financial crisis. this is par for the course. the average after a deep financial crisis postwars, four years or more of bad job numbers before things really start getting better. we thought we could beat things with our stimulus, aggressive monetary policy. but it looks like we won't. >> a lot of my colleagues have been asking me, why are the estimates so wildly off? i keep saying, we've come from such a dramatic move in the economy that people really are trying to get -- experts are trying to get a handle on where we go from here. am i right? >> absolutely. if you look at past financial crises and not past rec
was always striving for a big deal. from the speaker's perspective, the white house at the last minute from their view moved the goal posts. they -- what it sounds like, not only comes to some agreement on a framework, but they were talking real details on some of these proposals, having to do with cuts and spending cuts and medicare and enconstitutitlemen all that. after this agreement that they have come to -- it had reached, they say the white house moved the goal posts. and in their view, speaker bane her to step back, take stock of the situation and really look at the calendar very seriously. as he said had, to do something because the white house's vision was not in line with that of congress. and that's why speaker boehner has now made this very aggressive move saying he's now just working with congress on this. >> jessica, we're running very tight on time tonight. i want to get through a lot fast. is there a sense when you look at the numbers that both sides talk about, even if you take their conflicting versions of what happened, i had the sense they were both talking about really
&p said they need to do to keep the credit rating at triple-a. >> how big of a concern is that? even with the plans the credit rating might still be downgraded? >> it's a very big risk, anderson. there's two different events here and it's hard to keep them separated from each other. the first is getting the debt sealing lifted. that's the critical negotiation under way now. even if we get it lifted, eric's right. standard & poor's is saying even if you get it lifted it's how much you're willing to cut the deficits that they will really judge the triple-a rating of the united states on and if it's something less than $3 to $4 trillion in real cuts they're going to lower the credit rating of the united states for the first time in our history. we've had it since 1917 we've been triple-a. there's a growing sense at top levels here in washington that the chances of a credit rating downgrade is becoming more than just a possibility but moving towards a probability. >> april, for those who haven't been following this as closely as everybody in washington and a lot of other folks have been
event, with family and friends. it could be weeks before we know how the 27-year-old died. her big comeback last month didn't go so well. hln's dr. drew said that she needed more time outside of the spotlight to get her life together. >> what they need to do is drop out and not worry about their job. if many months or years before they return to something like touring for a musical performance. >> okay, let's talk quickly about the suspect in the norway killings, anders behring breivik. he reportedly admitted that he carried out friday rampage. he claimed that the attacks were necessary to combat the colonization of norway. he said that his son must be mentally ill. >> translator: i'll never have more contact with him. in my darkest moments. whether than killing those kids, he should have taken his own life. >>> now i'm going to put a monster sum on the money on the screen and i'm going to use the viewer discretion line. because the figure is shock ingly big. $130 billion. roughly the gross domestic product of new zealand. it's the amount of u.s. businesses will spend this year dur
higher. the ftse and the dax are both down. sony is reporting big losses. let's go to kyung lah, live in tokyo. good morning, kyung. >> reporter: good morning, ali. it's not just sony but it is a bad day in a lot of boardrooms and many of the electronics companies here in japan. we saw a lot of reporting of the quarter from april to june. sony posted a loss of 191 million u.s. dollars. panasonic, down 390 million. sharp down 630 million and nintendo says they lost in that quarter 327 million u.s. dollars. why? well, partially because of the march 11th earthquake. they are still trying to recover from the poor sales and the supply problems. the other theme we keep seeing over and over again from these electronics companies is the currency problem. the u.s. dollar is sinking. sinking very rapidly in these last six weeks. u.s. manufacturers, just like japanese manufacturers all operate on the u.s. dollar. and so when japanese manufacturers then have to repatriate these funds here, they lose if the dollar is sinking and the yen is rising. what is pushing the dollar down is all of that u.s
days. 106 expected high temperature in the big "d." it will be 92 in kansas city and 80 in new york. that's cooler. 86 with storms in atlanta. some researchers out of the u.k. ali, want to share this story with you, you're a big movie buff and science guy at the same time, researchers out of the u.k. are calling for regulations to curb the integration of human genes basically with animal genes. they don't want to create a human animal, hybrid. who wants that? i can't help but think this has something to do with the release of the "planet of the apes" movie coming up in the beginning of august. called something like "rise of the apes." a popular show when i was a kid and i might see the movie in a couple weeks. >> do you know if we're anywhere down the road close to cloning human/animal cloning? >> we don't need a half man/half horse running around the office. we do use the genes for beneficial scientific uses to try to discover some cures of the diseases. >> it's always the fear someone will use it for the wrong thing. rob, good to see you. check in with you later on. rob marciano i
opposition to this big, but there, i predict, will be no democrat for this bill so because bipartisanship was not sought. i'm a diely concerned it would pus us right back on the praecipe of imminent default in just a few months, casting a pall of uncertainty. and leading to a job-destroying credit downgrade. >> i urge my colleagues in the name of sanity and in the name of ensuring in a we pass this measure and we send it to our colleagues in the united states senate. >> here areas a quick reality check if this bill passes the house, it's going to hit a big roadblock in the senate. senate democratic caucus, every member of that caucus has signed onto a letter say they will oppose the bill, and senate majority leader harry reid announced today they will quickly take up the bill in the senate this evening, but only to table the measure, a vote to table the measure effectively just setting it aside. that doesn't mean think couldn't take it back up if they wanted to, but it's a quick way legislative for democrats to show there is not enough support for this big to pass the senate. it brings us
to engage in serious negotiations. >> so, now what is the big question? speaker boehner will rebut the president just about 14 minutes from now. we'll take you there live. in his letter to his colleagues, he said his preference now is to work on a plan in the congress. but the president expects the house and the senate leaders of both parties at the white house saturday morning. is this just theater before a deal or a recipe for gridlock and maybe an economy shattering government default? chief white house correspondent jessi jessica yellin, and kate bolduan, and gloria borger here, jess, the speaker doesn't want to negotiate anymore, and this is not a president known for his anger or his temper, but he seemed pretty piqued. >> reporter: this was the president hitting by far his most frustrated, fed-up note during the debt negotiations by far, john. we heard him say that the republicans just don't know how to say yes. that he offered the most generous package he could. in short he said that he offered them a deal that democrats just didn't like. he was basically saying he was enrag
'll keep a close eye on baby jamichael, a big kid. that's it for me on "wake-up call." "american morning" begins right now. >> good morning to you. i'm kiran chetry. a lot going on. let's get you caught up. the end of the line for the "news of the world." the british tabloid shutting down after sunday's edition after new reports that the paper reportedly tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. >>> a deal to raise america's debt ceiling still out of reach. talks continue today with the president warning we have ten days left to get an agreement or risk default on this "american morning." >>> and good monday morning to you. start of another week here on "american morning." it is july 11th. nice to see you back. >> great to see you. >> the shuttle went off on the first try. >> i couldn't believe it. we were all thinking the weather was horrible but it went off. can't get the three of us together a whole lot. christine is off. >> summer vacation. >> no deal on raising the debt ceiling. last night talks at the white house fizzled out. president obama making it clear with 23 days to go befor
. the big question today is, will they be looking at that medium-sized deal and will they have enough details to get something done? there is not a lot of certainty that they can cut that big deal. the president has said he cannot cut a short-term deal. they have to have a deal. there is a lot of uncertainty right now. it is all very unstable, very much up in the air. everybody is playing for their negotiating position right now. the president is using the leverage he has to keep up as much pressure as he can. >> jessica, i am sure you will be answering that question from that. >> john king is here. it is interesting. the president is going to be in the briefing room. he is out of the east room where there would be a dramatic announcement. this is just sort of a surprise in the middle of these tough negotiations. he has decided to go public to try to put pressure on us. >> i am not surprised. i find it interesting that before they go pack back to mee 2:00 in the afternoon, he is coming out of here to talk about the state of play. the president can go directly to the american people an
of doing something big to change america's unsustainable economic path. what do you think? do that you think that opportunity is lost? >> well, a week is a long time in politics. it can be a lifetime, as you know. i think the big deal, the grand deal, the grand bargain of $4 trillion over four years is dead, it's gone. i think the chances of getting a deal at 2.5 are 2. the middle double deal, very unlikely, because the president does not want to go that high without tax increases and republicans are not going to do it. here's the question that is coming out. and that s. the house republicans are now pushing a very, very tough deal through the house. the -- over on the senate side, the republicans are working to get a version of the mcconnell plan. and the president will accept that as he said in his news conference on friday. but whether the house republicans would accept that or not, it's a big, big question. it seems to me that's the lead horse. that's the lead solution, a version of the mcconnell plan, with throwing in the spending which i think would be a good idea which leaves $1
.m. this meeting last night came after word of a potential deal and a pretty big deal after word of a potential deal really stole the headlines yesterday afternoon and overnight. this would be, as i said, a pretty big deal. $3 trillion in deficit savings over ten years. and we only have a rough sketch of it. what is interesting, don, as you said, the white house is shooting this down. they say there is no deal. we heard jay carney shoot this down yesterday. the speaker's office is saying there is no deal but we have from congressional sources who are speaking on anonymity there is a framework. at 10:00 a.m. we will detail what the sources are telling us is in this potential agreement. >> only 10 1/2 days. thank you very much. we will be coming back to you throughout the day. >>> among an already crowded field of gop presidential candidates, a new cnn/orc poll suggests that texas governor rick perry may want to throw his hat into the ring too. mr. paul steinhauser joins us live from washington. >> rick perry is thinking about jumping into the white house and could do it. stay tuned on that. the
the next big question when casey is released where she's going to go. did mason give any hint about that? >> he said plans were being made. he would not tell me what they were. but he is concerned for her safety. they all are. they do realize the public opinion in this nation deems casey anthony maybe one of the most hated women in america right now. so they are taking security precautions for her safety. >> i want to play some of what he said about their fears for her safety. let's listen. >> sure. yeah. everybody around her knows we have to be concerned for her safety. there's a lot of nuts out there that don't believe in the constitution of the united states, don't believe in the jury system. all you have to do is go downstairs on the sidewalk and you'll see. >> he wouldn't say, though, what precautions they're taking to ensure her safety, right? >> no. he wouldn't even tell me where she's going to go. he does not think she can live in orlando, florida or even the state of florida, and wonders where in the united she can become anonymous and just sort of blend into the society. he had
this. every two years we jockey for the next election. we never make long, hard term decisions. the big deal they're talking about cutting spending over the next ten years still adds $6 trillion to the debt so the real deal to limit spending and get us in balance would be an amendment to our constitution. without that, we're just going to talk to each other and run america into the ground. >> let me ask you about the so-called mcconnell/reid plan, which is not, as i understand it, completely put together yet. but it would allow the president to to raise the debt ceiling in three increments between now and the end of next year, perhaps with some spending cuts attached. as a last resort, would you vote for that in order to avoid the -- >> i'm sticking with the -- i don't have any confidence that anything that republican or democratic leaders is going to lead to the solutions that we need. it never has in the past. i'm looking for a win/win. i'm looking for a way to raise the debt ceiling and we need to, but we need to address fundamentally what got us into debt. cut, cap, and balance gets
, carmageddon is what they're calling it. now, it might not sound like a big deal to you that a freeway is shut down, but this is not just any freeway. we will take you there for what is sure to be an interesting weekend in l.a. >>> also, an ipad 2 for $69. sears was offering that deal yesterday. today, they're offering an apology. the big mistake that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> but let's now turn to the 405 freeway. the infamous 405 in los angeles. it is shut down this weekend. and you might be thinking, if you're not familiar with the area, big deal, freeway's shut down for construction. but think, folks, what if you are in new york and they shut down the brooklyn queens expressway? what if you're in chicago and they shut down the dan ryan? what if you're in atlanta, they shut down 75/85. you're in the bay area and they shut down highway 80 over the bay bridge? that's what we're talking about. this is how important 405 is. 500,000 drivers go on to the 405 every single weekend, but this weekend,s is not an option. the construction work is supposed to be do
for wealthier americans. that's the reason john boehner says the talks have broken down on the big deal. the white house pushing back saying that boehner had initially agreed to tax increases as part of a deal. where does it go from here? the white house saying that the president still at that meeting today will be pushing for that big deal because they don't believe this is the time to back down. but no doubt, the latest developments will put a great amount of pressure on these talks this evening. >> there has been some compromise. why though might that not be enough to kind of put things back on track? >> reporter: that's right. the compromise you're talking about there, at one point the democrats and president in particular had said that social security and medicare would not be part of this overall deal but in recent weeks the president has been warming up to the idea and putting social security and medicare on the table. but there's been a lot of pressure from the left from liberal democrats who don't believe that some of the hardest working americans should be paying the price whi
, again, big difficulties with the sydney s&p 200 by more than 1%. let's move over to europe. we're a touch into the hour on the trading day. a decent run-up on some of these markets in the course of last week, off by -- well, actually only a fraction of a percent now. it has been more than that, half a percent for the cac. in the united states markets clearly opened -- will be opening in less than five hours' time and we're looking to a lower start as well. off by 1%. certainly a little pessimism. maybe some optimism mixed in. we will, as hillary clinton says, see a deal in the course of day or the next day or two. >> yeah, it will be interesting to see how the european markets pan out as well and how it affects the u.s. futures. you know, this talk of possible default is actually sending some investors to safe havens like gold for example. hitting a record high of $1,617.30, now it's $1,617.30. the oil price pulling back just a tad over the back of what's going to happen to the u.s. economy and demand for crude. charles. >> hmm. now, if hillary clinton is right and a deal is ju
of some instruments that could -- showing, you know, trouble in the lending market. >> the big question is, will washington let that happen, and right now that answer is not any clearer than it was yesterday morning. we begin with breaking news, though. this titanic struggle that's continued to go on right now to end the debt crisis before next tuesday's deadline. here's a live look at the capitol where overnight, infighting among republicans forced house speaker john boehner to yank his debt bill. they thought there was going to be a vote last night. there is hope he will try to pass it again today. in four hours the speaker will again sit down with fellow republicans and again try to entice just a handful of hardline conservatives to fall in line. >> the bill's not perfect. i never said it was perfect. nobody in my caucus believes it's perfect. but what this bill reflects is a sincere, honest effort to end this crisis in a bipartisan way to send it to the senate where it can receive action. >> now the speaker's bill would cut $900 billion from the budget over ten years in exchange for a
currency including the euro, jach knees yen as well as the british euro. the big news out of australia today, well, basically the aussie dollar is near a 30-year high. since last year alone the aussie dlar has risen this much, 18.6% against the u.s. dollar. tony morris told cnn there will be winners and losers because of this. >> certainly going to make it more difficult for exports overseas, particularly manufacturing. will make it much harder for the retail sec tor to compete with cheaper goods from overseas. another direct impact, it makes it much more expensive for tourists to visit. those parts of our economy for the tourist sector, we're not going to benefit so greatly from that. the wig guest winners for this are the consumers. find it far cheaper to buy hopefully things on the shelves, for example. >> so the aussie dollar's record strength comes partly thanks to the debt ceiling deadlock in the u.s., but also linked with higher-than-expected inflation down under. australia's latest cpi reading came out today at .9%. many analysts were expecting .7%. because of this higher figur
have budget sate h savings of $500 million. -- $500 billion. also it calls for big changes to medicare and social security. >> i think at the end of the day, what the overwhelming majority of americans are saying, fix this. and if it takes a little compromise from both. >> but the is plan faces a harsh reality. tough procedural obstacles means the proposal won't be ready ahead of the august 2 debt ceiling deadline. and a key block of conservatives is already saying no way. >> we know it's going to hurt job creation. we know it's bad for small businesses. we're not going to go for this type of plan. >> with time running out, harry reid, who is still work on a fall back plan with mitch mcconnell says he's now waiting for a signal from house gop leaders. >> we have a plan to go forward over here, but until we hear from the house of representatives, we really are -- all of our work here would be for not. >> now there is also talk of folding elements of the gang of six plan into this so-called fallback plan being worked out between senators reid and senator mitch mcconnell. but it's not eve
to the european style of big government, that his policies have set in motion. to democrats in washington, the answer isn't to cut spending, but to raise taxes and keep on spending. republicans believe we must solve our debt crisis. and we believe we can solve it if democrats will work with us. >> all right. we do have our correspondents up early this morning. athena jones at the white house for us this morning, also our joe johns, keeping an eye on capitol hill. joe, let me start with you, forget all the symbolic votes, the one we saw yesterday could see another one today this early afternoon. forget that stuff. what is a real possibility of happening right now? how are they going to get this done? >> okay. first, you got to say, this is a poisonous environment on capitol hill and in washington in general, but the way the democrats have been able to do this before is they've reached out to a group of potentially persuadable senators in the middle. these would be people who can sort of move in, take a look at this thing, try to fashion some kind of language that you might call a compromis
reform. it is quite a big undertaking considering there isn't a lot of time left but certainly some movement that we have seen since yesterday, guy. >> any specifics? i think important people who are listening to the process of what's happening in washington, what this means for people over a longer period of time is fewer services and smaller government and maybe higher taxes or higher cost of living your life as the services go away. i mean, all of these have amazing and long lasting ramifications for how we live our lives. my specifics? >> huge long -- no. honestly in terms of the specific, i mean, we can talk generally about where the cuts would come from, entitlements, defense spending, you can see how that would affect different people and the nation as a whole. specifics, no, i think we are going to be getting, obviously, more details on that to come. let's just take a look at some of the things that some of the folks who are coming here to the white house are going to demand because, remember, president obama is hosting eight members of congress, top two democrats and top tw
down. >> to emphasize why this matter, this is as big a crisis in britain in a generation plus. it's the police, political establishment, media establishment and the most important media person in the u.s. which is rupert murdoch. not to cover this would be journalistic malfeasance. >> you have the democratic senatorial campaign putting out a statement. you wouldn't see that liberals who don't like rupert murdoch are just milking this for all it's worth? >> if this had no connection whatsoever to the nature of the operations, especially through fox news, you might say they're reaching. since the basic accusation that michael wolf was saying, that murdoch is using his media power for political ends is similar in the u.s. and the u.s. it's natural the democrats would say this. >> on your media blog at "the washington post" you took on a story about the difference between british and american journalism. you say basically we should come out and say british journalism standards are sleazy and destructive. you think we're dancing around this? >> in this particular iteration, i couldn't
that and in exchange for some minor tweaking of medicare, but nothing that really gives the republicans too big a win on that issue. and they would also argue, to gloria's point earlier, that you actually need this. this is not just a win for democrats, you need it because you need democratic votes to get this through because you're going to lose so many republicans who simply won't vote to extend the debt ceiling under any circumstances. so that's the calculus if you went with the middle deal, there would be an entirely different math for a tax reform package if you went with that larger deal that's more in the $4 trillion range. >> the irony here to me is that a larger deal would in many ways be easier to cut because it's so obvious what you would have to do. if you do a smaller deal, then you have to have eric cantor lay out by piece by piece by piece, cut by cut, by cut, what he would do if you don't have the revenue side of it. >> but to get the bigger deal, you need trust that they would actually then do comprehensive tax reform, rewrite the code so the republicans would make the case we didn't
to the men and women watching us on the armed forces network. a big thank you to you as well. >>> we're just hours before tonight's debt reduction talks at the white house. live pictures there this morning. the ambitious hopes for a large-scale deal have been dashed. the apparent sticking point? taxes, here is how house speaker, john boehner, sees it as democrat and republican leader prepare for tonight's showdown. quote, despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the white house will not pursue debt reductions without tax hikes. i believe the best approach may be to focus on producing smaller cuts, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts greater than the amount of the debt limit increase. the white house talking about expectations at those talks. here's what spokesman dan fiver had to say about it. he said we cannot ask the middle class and seniors to bear all the burden of higher costs and budget cuts. we need a balanced approach, he says that asks the very wealthiest and special interests to pay their fair share as well and we believe the american people agree. cnn
out of room to cut. you will remember the big spending bill earlier this year cut tens of billions of dollars. so if you take a step back and you look at the entire forest there's a lot of spending cuts going on. lot of real spending cuts democrats are arguing that they are going to hurt a lot of people. so those certainly are accounting tricks. in terms of that last little margin to get to the point where they are cutting more than they are raising the debt ceiling which is what republican leaders wanted to do, they needed to rely on some creative use of cbo accounting methods. >> right. this is also interesting, though. even if he does get john boehner, that is, the house, even if he does get the conservatives to fall in lynn and go ahead and vote for this, there seems to be question about whether it will get out of the senate. have you 53 senators, two independents, included who said they are not going to support boehner's proposal. now we are looking at another proposal perhaps harry reid's proposal which the cbo also downgraded. let's take a look at the numbers. instead of $2.
. >> it was a pleasure. ♪ >>> good morning. we're at the top of the hour and good morning, new york. a big day for new york in particular. a lot of same-sex couples, this is the day they have been waiting for for years. a new law in effect today that allows same-sex couples to say "i do" on this sunday, july 24th. welcome to cnn sunday morning. i'm t.j. 40e78s. good morning, as always, to our men and women watching us now on the american network. we'll have plenty of coverage throughout the morning on what's happening in new york today. but we need to start with norway. the suspect in those horrific attacks says he did it and he did it all by himself. that's what police say they are hearing from the suspect in the norway massacre. a memorial you're seeing here and hearing is under way for the victims going on in norway. at least 92 people died in two attacks, but there's still some young people missing on utoyi island. the suspect, anders behring breivik is expected to be in court tomorrow for the first time. the attorney says his client described the attacks as horrible, but necessary. he says breivi
to put things in perspective, the federal government's twice as big as it was ten years ago. right now. twice as big. so everybody out there that's having to live within a budget, making the hard choices in our economy today, know that if you've grown something twice in ten years, you obviously can make some significant cuts in it without having any negative effect. >> senator coburn, let's talk about your role in the gang of six. is it correct, i mean, you bolted from the group. it was widely reported a couple of months ago. returned recently when the gang agreed to cut an additional 100-plus billion dollars from entitlement health care programs. and are you rock solid behind this new plan? >> you know, i'm rock solid behind my plan. my plan isn't going to happen. so i'm rock solid behind the plan that gets us on the way and this one does. >> your plan being the $9 trillion? >> yeah. >> the whole thing, it appears to be dependent upon rewriting the tax code. so how do we do that? how do we make all these other changes? how do we avert this, you no kn potential default in 13 days and h
source that this meeting was called over a big impasse between these congressional leaders on these now fresh negotiations between them, don. the impasse is over a part this proposal that we've now learned that house speaker john boehner is pushing, and it has proposed to some members on a conference call earlier today. this proposal would raise the debt ceiling but would also come with $3 trillion to $4 trillion in cuts but would require a two-step process. and that's where the big impasse is according to democratic sources over this two-step process. one source putting it to me pretty clearly, it was rejected in the meeting. this person said neither reed nor pelosi nor the president will agree to any deal that does not increase the debt ceiling, the debt limit through 2012. that seems to be the impasse where they are now. i will tell you one point this a source says that was agreed on in the room is that they want to reach some agreement before asian markets open tomorrow. so they are actively working. if we take anything away from this afternoon, maybe one part of a proposal might be
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